Sierra today unveiled the first in a four-part series of diaries showcasing the development of its upcoming adventure game, King’s Quest. These videos go behind closed doors with developer The Odd Gentlemen to meet the people, passions and techniques driving this reimagining of the adventure classic.
This opening featurette, titled “The Vision,” introduces Creative Director Matt Korba and Producer Lindsey Rostal, who leapt at the opportunity to bring the storytelling, puzzles and wit of the original King’s Quest games into a new era. Thinking about the future of a franchise with such a storied past, the team chose to begin this new journey at its end, as an aged King Graham takes his granddaughter, Gwendolyn, back through the untold tales of his astounding life. That arc came full circle for the team when they met King’s Quest creator Roberta Williams – and fellow Sierra co-founder Ken Williams – to hear firsthand what inspired the game that paved the way for so many adventures to come, passing the torch from one generation to the next.
The first chapter of King’s Quest will be available later this year as a digital download on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, and PC.
Sileni Studios has released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming robotic annihilation game, Mayan Death Robots. In the new video, you’ll be introduced to two new combatants, the playable robot Huracan, and the boss character, Tohil.
Convoy, a tactical roguelike-like inspired by Mad Max and FTL in which you cross a wasteland in search of parts for your broken ship, is now available for download via Steam for $14.99.
Ubisoft today announced that Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China will be available tomorrow, April 21st for download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
In 16th-century China, the recently appointed Jiajing Emperor instigated a sudden and ruthless purge of all he felt were a danger to his newly acquired throne, including the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. A young Assassin, Shao Jun, fled to the West to complete her training under the legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore in the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers and has returned, determined to restore the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins.
In Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, players pick up Shao Jun’s story as she returns to China hell-bent on revenge. Her story will take players to famous locales including the Maijishan Grottoes, Port of Macau, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. Armed with stealth, agility and a combination of deadly weapons and equipment including a sharp and swift jian, a secret shoe blade, lethal rope darts and daggers, players will deliver payback to those who decimated the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China will be followed by Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, which will release separately and take players through India in the 19th-century Sikh Empire and then through Russia after the Red October revolution.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China will be available for $9.99 and will be available for download tomorrow for Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass holders. Subsequent chronicles will be available for purchase separately.
United Front Games today released a new trailer – “Own the Underworld” – for Triad Wars, showcasing the open-world, online action-adventure found within the game’s Hong Kong underworld.
Currently in Closed Beta for PC, Triad Wars brings fans back to the city of Hong Kong and Sleeping Dogs universe, with the goal of rising up from the streets to become the most powerful criminal kingpin of the Triad underworld.
With the 2015 NBA Playoffs tipping off tomorrow, 2K has simulated every round and results of this year’s NBA playoffs with NBA 2K15. The full simulated bracket predicts the Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals matchup, with Steph Curry being named MVP.
DICE and Lucasfilm announced today that Stars Wars Battlefront will be released beginning November 17th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, as the first full-length trailer premiered to fans at Star Wars Celebration.
Star Wars Battlefront will allow fans to live out a wide range of heroic moments and battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on some of the most iconic planets in the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers will be able to play as some of the most memorable characters in the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront will feature a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or co-operatively online.
Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting on December 1st. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8th.
XSEED Games today announced that the PC version of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim will launch on April 28th via Steam, the Humble Store, and GOG.com for $19.99. To celebrate Adol’s return, the title will be sold at a 15% discount from its regular list price for the first week of its release.
CD Projekt RED announced the launch of digital pre-orders for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, available beginning today through the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One.